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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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From left, Buffalo State sophomore defensive end Nicholas Moore looks to get around a block as first-year quarterback Colin Schumm loads up to send a pass to senior running back Jalen Leonard-Osbourne.

Bombers look forward to 64th annual Cortaca Jug game returning to Ithaca

By Daniel King, Senior Writer November 10, 2023
For the first time since 2017, the Cortaca jug game is returning to the South Hill for the 64th edition of the “Biggest Little Game in the Nation” as the Ithaca College football team welcomes SUNY Cortland back to the Ithaca College campus. 
Senior offensive lineman Nick Capodilupo sang the national anthem at the 63rd annual Cortana Jug in front of 40,232 spectators.

The center at center stage: Football player shares his passion for performance

By Ray Milburn, Video Editor September 6, 2023
In 2022, as a junior vocal performance major and offensive lineman for the Ithaca College football team, Nick Capodilupo performed the anthem at the 63rd annual Cortaca Jug in Yankee Stadium.
Football blitzes past conference competition

Football blitzes past conference competition

By Daniel King, Senior Writer September 1, 2023
After going undefeated for the first time in the regular season since 1986, the Ithaca College football team returns with high expectations in their chase for an NCAA Championship.
From left, senior Grace Isaksen, first-year student Amanda Zweifler, sophomore Peyton Miller and senior Jennifer Pitts celebrate a point for the volleyball team.

Athletics victory song makes dreams come true

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor March 22, 2023
While “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” is far from a traditional victory song, Will Rothermel, former associate director of Athletics, said the energetic intro made it the perfect celebration song.
From left, senior linebackers Matt DeSimpliciis and Jason Haber celebrate after the Bombers defense stopped the Red Dragons on offense.

Bombers reclaim the Cortaca Jug in front of 40,232 fans

By Aidan Charde and Tommy Mumau November 16, 2022
When the clock hit zero at the end of the fourth quarter, the Bombers had come out on top for the 38th time in the rivalry’s history with a 34–17 win at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Members of the Ithaca College football team pose in front of the Cortaca Jugs on Nov. 9 during a joint press conference with SUNY Cortland.

Bombers and Red Dragons gear up for 63rd Cortaca Jug game

By Aidan Charde and Tommy Mumau November 12, 2022
The Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland football teams held a joint press conference at noon Nov. 9 in the Emerson Suites to celebrate the quickly approaching Cortaca Jug game.
The 2022 Cortaca Jug game, held at Yankee Stadium, will be broadcast on YES Network, according to statements by Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland.

2022 Cortaca Jug game to be televised on YES Network

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor October 6, 2022
Ithaca College announced that the 2022 Cortaca Jug game will be broadcast live on YES Network. In addition, the game will be moved up from 1 p.m. to noon Nov. 12.
Supporters of Ithaca College sat in the cold and rain for the 2021 Cortaca Jug game, the first one held since the 2019 contest at MetLife Stadium. The Bombers lost to SUNY Cortland 28–27 on Nov. 13.

As Cortaca draws closer, reactions to the venue remain mixed

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
The 2022 Cortaca Jug game is set to be hosted at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 12 in the Bronx. Ithaca College has not hosted a game on campus since 2017.
The 2022 Cortaca Jug game will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at Yankee Stadium. The college will also be hosting IC in the City, an alumni reunion and Cortaca 22 festivities throughout the weekend. Tickets will be available for $28.50 located in the designated college section at the stadium.

Cortaca Jug tickets are now available for campus community

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 14, 2022
Tickets for the 2022 63rd Cortaca Jug football game at Yankee Stadium are now on sale for the Ithaca College campus community. 
From left, graduate student defensive back Antwan Robinson, graduate student offensive lineman Jake Villanueva and senior quarterback A.J. Wingfield, captains on the Ithaca College football team. The Bombers are gearing up for the first season under a new head coach.

Football playing for it all under new head coach

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer August 31, 2022
The Ithaca College football team is returning to the gridiron with a veteran group that has high expectations, along with a new head coach on the sidelines.
From left, former SUNY Cortland football captain Tom Decker and former Ithaca College football captain Richard Carmean 60, co-founders of the Cortaca Jug tradition, hold the original jug. Carmean passed away May 23 at the age of 89.

Ithaca College announces Cortaca Jug co-founder passes away at 89

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor June 15, 2022
Richard N. Carmean ’60, co-founder of the Cortaca Jug, passed away May 23 at the age of 89, according to a statement from the college June 3.
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